Daylesford shiatsu massage practitioner, therapist and founder Richard Christopher Spence has been practicing shiatsu for many years. With extensive experienece in massage and understanding of nutritional medicine and macrobiotic cooking Richard provides a holistic experience for body, mind and soul.
Offering traditional shiatsu, a Japanese paramedical complementary system of massage therapy developed from traditional remedial massage and acupressure, literally translated as finger pressure (Shi atsu)
What is shiatsu massage
Originally from Japan, Shiatsu massage is a massage technique used to correct imbalances in one's body by applying pressure to the body's surface using only the fingers, palms, and thumbs on points are related to the central nervous system. Based on the holistic system of traditional eastern medicine, Shiatsu massage , also referred to as acupressure, is thought to result from the uneven flow of energy (Qi) throughout the body. The technique's Founder, Tokujiro Namikoshi first discovered the beneficial properties of Shiatsu massage at a young age when he was able to reduce his mother's arthritic pain simply by applying pressure to her joints and rubbing them.
How is shiatsu massage performed
Shiatsu is performed by the practitioner pressing with their thumbs, fingers and palms on Shiatsu points throughout the body to enhance the body's natural healing ability and prevent the progression of disease. Shiatsu points are called "Tsubo" in Japanese and their location and the effect of Shiatsu on them is based on an understanding of modern Anatomy and Physiology.
These points are effective in treating all body systems including the Integumentary, Muscular, Nervous, Circulatory, Skeletal, Endocrine, and Digestive systems. They are applicable only to Shiatsu Therapy and are not related to ancient "Chinese Meridians" for Acupuncture, Moxibustion or Anma therapy.
The Shiatsu practitioner feels points of tension and apply Shiatsu as a treatment at the same time. The amount of pressure and its tempo are gauged to apply the appropriate pressure for each person - sometimes strong or soft - quick or slow.
Where is Daylesford Shiatsu Massage located
We are centrally located in Daylesford offering private inhouse consultations and mobile therapy consultations in and around the Hepburn Springs and Daylesford townships.